It's also a New Year, and I'm excited (and maybe a little curious) about what 2015 will hold. Those of you who have been along side with me on my jewelry-making adventure will know that KEMBA has evolved slowly since 2012, and I typically follow a rush-lull-rush-lull pattern in creating new pieces. That's the rhythm of life! Many of you will also know that we were rather preoccupied with caring for my Father over the past couple of years, who just recently lost his battle with brain cancer. It's been a long, hard road, but it was a blessed experience that I'll always be grateful for. Not only for the precious time and moments shared with family, but also because an entirely new chapter has started because of Dad's journey - our "Circle of Angels". There's lots of information to be found on the site regarding this new project and I really do hope we can get as many people involved as possible. I truly believe that we can help others - help each other - by coming together for a common cause. If you are going through your own tough time just now...no matter if it is a sick relative, a broken heart, or even a sense of being lost in your own life...please know that you aren't alone. There is always someone out there that will hold your hand, lend a shoulder to cry on, and help you. It is this beautiful thing called our human spirit. Together we are stronger, but we must all take that deliberate step to reach out - both to help and to accept help. It is only then that we can truly realize just how strong we can be. So - with that - I ask you...what do you have to offer? Friendship? Random acts of kindness? Patience? Experience? What to you need? Any of the above? Well, please share your thoughts here - or on our Facebook page. Don't forget to check out our Angel story - and please become a part of our "Circle of Angels" too. We're here for you with good vibes, well wishes, and a listening ear, but please know that you're needed too!!